|City||Annawan (IL), Atkinson (IL), Carbon Cliff (IL), Colona (IL), Cordova (IL), East Moline (IL), Geneseo (IL), Hampton (IL), Henry County (IL), Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL), Rock Island County (IL), Silvis (IL)|
Experience the Quad Cities portion of the 500-mile Grand Illinois Trail (GIT), following along the waters of the scenic Mississippi River and historic Hennepin Canal.
|City||Cordova (IL), East Moline (IL), Hampton (IL), Moline (IL), Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL), Rock Island (IL)|
|Length||34.0 miles, Network|
As the Great River Trail (GRT) winds through riverfront communities and countryside, trail users will enjoy breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for shopping and dining.
The northernmost section of the Great River Trail in the QC Region, extends from the Village of Cordova to the Rock Island-Whiteside County line and offers breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and abundant wildlife. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.
|City||East Moline (IL)|
Running parallel to the Mississippi River along the entire length of East Moline’s riverfront, this 3.1 mile section of trail offers sweeping views across the Mississippi to the Iowa shoreline. It is also part of regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail. The terrain is flat and surface is concrete and asphalt.
This 2.1-mile section of the Great River Trail visits both Heritage Park -- a 34-acre community park on the shores of the Mississippi River -- and Illiniwek Forest Preserve -- a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."